Spirit Free Gin & Tonic

Justin Taylor’s Spirit-Free G&T uses a homemade gin syrup. Dan Toulgoet photo

This zero-proof G&T will ensure all your friends can enjoy summer’s quintessential cocktail.

• 1 oz. spirit-free gin syrup (recipe below)
• 0.75 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
• 5 oz tonic water

In a highball or Collins glass, build ingredients in order over fresh ice and stir. Garnish with fresh rosemary and lime. Serves 1.

Spirit-Free Gin Syrup

• 4 cups water
• 2 cups white sugar
• ½ cup cracked juniper berries
• 2 tsp cracked coriander seeds
• 8 cracked cardamom pods
• Peel of 2 oranges

Combine all ingredients in a sauce pot. Bring to a boil stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium. Continue to simmer until reduced by half, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely, then fine strain ingredients. Bottle, seal, label, and refrigerate. Will keep, chilled, for up to two weeks. Makes about 4 cups (1 L).

—by Justin Taylor

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